Suspicious likes lead to researcher lighting up a 22,000-strong botnet on Twitter

Botnets are fascinating to me. Who creates them? What are they for? And why doesn’t someone delete them? The answers are probably less interesting than I hope, but in the meantime...

With great tech success, comes even greater responsibly

As we watch major tech platforms evolve over time, it’s clear that companies like Facebook, Apple, Google and Amazon (among others) have created businesses that are having a huge...

Robinhood hires Josh Elman as VP of product, who’ll stay at Greylock

Zero-fee stock trading app Robinhood is getting some product firepower as it dives into cryptocurrency and weighs platform aspirations. Investor Josh Elman will join Robinhood as its VP of product while...

Elon Musk’s ‘media empire’ staffed by ex-Onion writers might be called ‘Thud!’

If you can believe anything Elon Musk tweets, then ‘Thud!’ is the name of the media venture that the multi-CEO and space person is starting up, staffed by former Onion...

The U.S. Secretary of State was fired. On Twitter.

President Donald Trump just fired his embattled Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, via Twitter this morning; replacing him with former Tea Party Congressman and current Central Intelligence Agency chief Mike Pompeo. Mike...

The U.S. secretary of state was fired. On Twitter.

President Donald Trump just fired his embattled secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, via Twitter this morning, replacing him with former Tea Party Congressman and current Central Intelligence Agency chief Mike Pompeo....

Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal, long a favorite in tech circles, is reportedly still under...

Shares of Saudi Arabia’s Kingdom Holding, an international investment company controlled by Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal, soared in January when he was freed after two months of being held captive...

Report calls for algorithmic transparency and education to fight fake news

A report commissioned by European lawmakers has called for more transparency from online platforms to help combat the spread of false information online. It also calls for urgent investment in media...

Twitter snags the Major League Soccer live streaming deal from Facebook

Facebook is streaming Major League Baseball, and now Twitter will stream Major League Soccer. The company announced on Friday a new three-year streaming deal that will bring at least 25 soccer...

Twitter snags the Major League Soccer live streaming deal from Facebook

Facebook is streaming Major League Baseball, and now Twitter will stream Major League Soccer. The company announced on Friday a new three-year streaming deal that will bring at least 25 of...

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How to fortify your home office security against modern-day attacks

The “original” home office network consisted of one, maybe two, PCs or laptops connecting to the internet. Now, there’s a wireless network connecting any...

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